Matthew Gast is Director of Technology at Aerohive Networks, where he leads investigation into emerging technologies and their incorporation into the Aerohive network platform.

Matthew has actively contributed to the development of Wi-Fi technology through multiple industry groups.  At the IEEE 802.11 working group, he served as the chair of the 802.11-2012 revision and as a task group officer during the development of 802.11u.  At the Wi-Fi Alliance, he has led multiple task groups the past eight years, and currently leads all security-related activities at the Wi-Fi Alliance.

A noted author on networking, and Wi-Fi in particular, Matthew has written six books for O’Reilly Media that have collectively been translated into seven languages.  In addition to the landmark 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, now in its second edition, he is also the author of the companion volumes 802.11n: A Survival Guide and 802.11ac: A Survival Guide.  Most recently, Matthew published Building Applications with iBeacon about location and proximity services.  Matthew also contributes to O’Reilly’s emerging technology blog, the O’Reilly Radar.

An avid pilot, Matthew is often found somewhere in the vicinity of an airport, and always looks forward to the summer soaring season in the Sierra Nevada mountains.